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Friday, October 15, 2010


So, as some might know, I love to cook and bake. Unfortunately, with the new job, I'm not able to indulge in that activity as much as I want to right now.

My aunt gave me at least two dozen Taste of Home magazines a few months ago. For the past two weeks I have been going through them and removing the recipes that I want to try.

So this week, I was able to give a brownie recipe a try. Peanut Butter Brownies. It was a little bit of work, but well worth it!

I made them Thursday afternoon and brought them to work to share with the night staff .... I sent out a broadcast to the floor offering them up ... and less than two hours later they were all gone, although I suspect it was really less than hour ... Anyway, they were a hit with everyone.

Particularly with my two buddies at work who are still complaining about having to share the brownies in the first place ... I guess I can only share with my team.

Then today I made a huge batch of homemade chicken veggie soup. YUM! I had a large bowl for supper tonight. Mm Mm Good! Boil up the leftover chicken/turkey from Thanksgiving dinner. Turnip, onion, carrots, potatoes - all diced into bitty pieces, simmered until tender. Lots of herbs added. Then the secret ingredient - leftover gravy! Yes folks, you throw in the leftover gravy from the original chicken/turkey dinner! That way the gravy isn't wasted and you get a slightly creamy texture to your broth. I can't believe I just divulged my grammy's soup secret. But there you have it. It makes your soup so great, that I had to share it. Everyone should have soup that's just as good! Ok, enough of my ode to chicken soup.

Tomorrow I think I will try a Snickerdoodle recipe. Not sure which to try though - regular Snickerdoodles or Toffee-Studded Snickerdoodles. Decisions, decisions!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

What To Give?

Christmas is just around the corner!

Seriously! When you're on a fixed income, you start shopping early. So for me, Christmas really is just around the corner

I am totally blank this year on what to give to people. My biggest dilemna is K and Em. They're too old for toys ... except for electronic games. My only two ideas are clothes - maybe shirts of their fave band or something - and gift cards.

Then there's Sarah's hubby. Kinda stumped there. What do you get a United pastor for Christmas? Can't go with anything "funny" as my sense of humour is probably a little inappropriate. Ideas anyone?

My mother is never hard to buy for ... I always buy her something to pa

What about you? Is there someone you find ultra-difficult to shop for at Christmas?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I Can GO!!!

It's confirmed!

I can go play with my friends the weekend of the 23rd and 24th!


So what other news do I have?

Hmmm .. Nick and I went to Sussex yesterday and visited Jessica's store. Somehow I managed to spend $60.00. Got some more Thickers - like I need more of those! Also picked up some of that Flower Soft - it looks so cool! I can't wait to try it. Of course I picked up cardstock - Jessica's prices are great, only .50 cents! And what trip to Sussex would be complete without a trip to Mrs. Dunster's Bakery? Got some yummy garlic cheese rolls!

Sarah is up from Glace Bay ... her brother-in-law is getting married this week in Miramichi so she and Michael came up a few days early to visit. We had a super yummy supper made by her mother - homemade turkey pot pie. Oh my - it was deelish! I think I am going to have to get the recipe from her. We looked at wedding pics that the photographer had dropped off - she did a great job! I can't wait to work on an album!

What else? Not much - work and sleep. That's pretty much it now. I am sure I will find it easier as time goes by. But I am enjoying it. Thank goodness! There's nothing worse than hating the job you do.

Two words for all my scrapping chickies: Secret Santa!!!

Monday, October 11, 2010


So Happy Turkey Day everyone!!!

Gobble, gobble!

I thought I would list a few things that I am thankful for this season ... here it goes:

I am thankful for
  • having a job
  • having a job that pays better than my last job
  • having a job that has HEALTH BENEFITS!!!
  • having great co-workers
  • cx who are pleasant to speak to and work with (specially the two who rated my calls WCC)
  • my heart which is NOT scarred and IS healthy
  • a mother that I can call a friend
  • having had my Grammy in my life for 35 years
  • having fallen in love once upon a time even though my heart got crushed
  • my beautiful furbabies!
  • my large, extended family
  • Elvis, who is still running and 11 years young!
  • all the children I took care of in the past, even the naughty ones
  • my Boog (K), my Bug (Em), and the Xan-man
  • the friends I scrapbook with - some have come and gone - but the true friends are still there
  • the friends who are my sisters by choice - the three of us have been friends for 23 years!!!
  • the two special men who have made my sisters by choice happy
  • and sooo much more .....
Oh, and I am grateful that I am no longer stoned after that medication mix up this afternoon.

I'm Lonely

I am.


I sit here all by myself.

No one to talk to.

This sucks.